LEWISTON, Maine – The Connecticut College men's basketball team dropped a NESCAC contest on the road to Bates by a 76-59 decision on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gymnasium.
With the score knotted at 10s, Jeff Spellman finished a pass from Kody Greenhalgh to kickstart a 26-12 run during the remainder of the half. Spellman extended the lead to twin figures at 32-20 by dialing from long distance and also drove in for a layup that beat the buzzer to give the Bobcats a 36-22 lead at the break.
Like yesterday, Connecticut College rallied in the second half and slashed the margin down to three when senior David Labossiere (Stoneham, Mass.) put back his own miss to make it 47-44. The Bobcats, however, would never surrender their lead and built their lead back up to double digits by the nine-minute mark. The margin grew to 19 on two occasions before the hosts would eventually come away with a 17-point win.
Senior captain Nick Lynch led Bates (6-13, NESCAC 3-4) by scoring 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the floor and 2-of-2 at the line. Spellman contributed 18 points and eight assists, while Greenhalgh added 16 points, five helpers and three steals in a reserve role.
Sophomore Jack Zimmerman (Bedford, N.H.) and Labossiere netted 15 points apiece for Connecticut College in the setback. Zimmerman also tallied five assists and Labossiere had seven boards. Sophomore Dan Draffan (Hamden, Conn.) posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards.
Connecticut College (6-13, NESCAC 0-7) will next travel crosstown to visit Mitchell on Monday evening at 6 p.m.